The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analysis
Rank 59 48 51
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 1875 2059 1992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.49% 3.79% 3.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.26% 4.79% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1367 1429 1371
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 22
Median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £20.30 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 £47.91 £56.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £38.50 £30.33
% change year-on-year
-20.77% +26.95%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44047 42983 40920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.94% 79.21% 77.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 29198 27209 25852
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1023 1223 1213
Median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +2.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.71 £48.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 1721 £425 - 334
London -16 761 £463 -2.63% 168
South East +2 317 £400 - 51
North West -5 151 £375 -6.25% 32
City of London -21 127 £475 - 58
Scotland -27 117 £365 -3.31% 17
East of England +30 114 £409 +2.70% 18
West Midlands +10 106 £400 +4.23% 23
Edinburgh -4 90 £365 +4.28% 8
Yorkshire -15 87 £375 +7.14% 16
South West -27 77 £400 +2.23% 16
Buckinghamshire +35 76 £400 +14.28% 5
East Midlands +23 70 £400 +1.58% 3
Manchester +3 69 £375 +7.14% 22
Berkshire 0 66 £425 +12.95% 16
Milton Keynes +21 64 £400 +14.28% 3
West Yorkshire -15 63 £400 +15.60% 12
Hampshire -10 50 £425 - 13
Leeds -14 36 £400 +14.28% 9
Birmingham +13 35 £450 -5.26% 9
Northamptonshire +7 34 £494 +16.17% 1
Surrey -6 32 £450 +12.50% 4
North East -40 31 £408 +8.30% 5
Northampton +14 28 £525 +23.52% 1
West Sussex -12 27 £403 +0.62% 2
Cheshire -19 27 £413 -1.49% 8
Tyne and Wear -38 26 £395 +0.95% 3
Bedfordshire +15 25 £450 +38.46% 7
Lancashire +12 25 £450 +20.00% 2
Essex +2 24 £259 -42.50% 2

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 1244 (34.26%) Finance
2 928 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
3 757 (20.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 676 (18.62%) Project Management
5 613 (16.88%) Banking
6 523 (14.40%) Analytical Skills
7 425 (11.70%) SQL
8 309 (8.51%) Retail
9 308 (8.48%) Use Case
10 302 (8.32%) Change Management
11 297 (8.18%) PRINCE2
12 290 (7.99%) Business Intelligence
13 287 (7.90%) Microsoft
14 261 (7.19%) User Acceptance Testing
15 258 (7.11%) MS Excel
16 253 (6.97%) Scrum
16 253 (6.97%) Degree
17 251 (6.91%) Data Analysis
18 250 (6.89%) SDLC
19 248 (6.83%) User Stories
20 245 (6.75%) Waterfall
21 241 (6.64%) Oracle
22 233 (6.42%) ISEB
23 224 (6.17%) UML
24 216 (5.95%) Migration
25 212 (5.84%) Data Modelling
26 206 (5.67%) Investment Banking
27 202 (5.56%) CRM
28 191 (5.26%) SAP
29 189 (5.21%) Management Information System

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 103 (2.84%) SharePoint
2 65 (1.79%) CMS
3 53 (1.46%) Confluence
4 34 (0.94%) SAS
5 20 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
6 19 (0.52%) Apache
7 15 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
7 15 (0.41%) Skype for Business
8 10 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 10 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (0.28%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.25%) Drupal
10 8 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (0.19%) MS Project Server
12 6 (0.17%) Documentum
12 6 (0.17%) IIS
12 6 (0.17%) JBoss
13 5 (0.14%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.11%) MQSeries
Applications
1 258 (7.11%) MS Excel
2 176 (4.85%) MS Visio
3 146 (4.02%) MS Office
4 103 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 73 (2.01%) MS Project
6 17 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.055%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.055%) SPSS
11 1 (0.028%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.028%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 91 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.55%) Sonata
3 17 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 14 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (0.39%) Tercero
5 13 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.30%) SAP HR
7 10 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
8 8 (0.22%) Hyperion Planning
8 8 (0.22%) SAP CRM
9 7 (0.19%) Eagle PACE
9 7 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
10 6 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
10 6 (0.17%) HFM
10 6 (0.17%) Hi Portfolio
10 6 (0.17%) Markit EDM
10 6 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
10 6 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 6 (0.17%) SAP HCM
10 6 (0.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 35 (0.96%) Office 365
2 27 (0.74%) SaaS
3 23 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (0.55%) IaaS
5 17 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
6 15 (0.41%) Yammer
7 7 (0.19%) Force.com
7 7 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
9 4 (0.11%) Lucidchart
9 4 (0.11%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.083%) PaaS
11 2 (0.055%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.055%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.055%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.028%) AdWords
12 1 (0.028%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.028%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 25 (0.69%) Internet
2 18 (0.50%) Intranet
3 12 (0.33%) DNS
4 11 (0.30%) WAN
5 10 (0.28%) DHCP
6 8 (0.22%) Network Security
7 6 (0.17%) Broadband
7 6 (0.17%) LAN
7 6 (0.17%) Skype
8 5 (0.14%) ATM
8 5 (0.14%) Firewall
8 5 (0.14%) VoIP
8 5 (0.14%) WebEx
9 4 (0.11%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.11%) MVNO
9 4 (0.11%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.083%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (0.083%) SAN
10 3 (0.083%) Wireless
11 2 (0.055%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
2 143 (3.94%) SQL Server
3 75 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 68 (1.87%) Data Mining
5 53 (1.46%) Relational Database
6 51 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
6 51 (1.40%) Oracle Database
7 49 (1.35%) Big Data
8 48 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 41 (1.13%) QlikView
10 40 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
11 34 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
12 33 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
13 31 (0.85%) MS Access
14 21 (0.58%) Hadoop
14 21 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
14 21 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 19 (0.52%) NoSQL
16 16 (0.44%) DB2
17 15 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 122 (3.36%) JIRA
2 33 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
3 17 (0.47%) Selenium
3 17 (0.47%) Visual Studio
4 13 (0.36%) Cucumber
4 13 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (0.33%) Axure RP
6 9 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
6 9 (0.25%) TeamCity
7 8 (0.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 8 (0.22%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.22%) NUnit
7 8 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
8 7 (0.19%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (0.17%) MSTest
10 5 (0.14%) HP UFT
10 5 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.11%) Burp Suite
11 4 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1244 (34.26%) Finance
2 613 (16.88%) Banking
3 309 (8.51%) Retail
4 206 (5.67%) Investment Banking
5 113 (3.11%) Telecoms
6 111 (3.06%) Legal
7 103 (2.84%) Front Office
8 95 (2.62%) Back Office
9 88 (2.42%) Marketing
10 67 (1.85%) Retail Banking
11 48 (1.32%) Manufacturing
12 40 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
13 33 (0.91%) Law
14 32 (0.88%) Financial Institution
15 30 (0.83%) Advertising
15 30 (0.83%) Local Government
16 28 (0.77%) Publishing
17 26 (0.72%) Billing
18 24 (0.66%) Games
19 18 (0.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2648 (72.93%) Analyst
2 2368 (65.22%) Business Analyst
3 303 (8.34%) Project Manager
4 212 (5.84%) Senior Analyst
5 208 (5.73%) Consultant
6 190 (5.23%) Senior Business Analyst
7 182 (5.01%) Developer
8 168 (4.63%) Financial Analyst
9 167 (4.60%) Banking Analyst
10 158 (4.35%) Finance Business Analyst
11 149 (4.10%) Agile Business Analyst
12 141 (3.88%) Architect
13 136 (3.75%) Banking Business Analyst
14 128 (3.53%) Digital Business Analyst
14 128 (3.53%) IT Analyst
15 127 (3.50%) Business Systems Analyst
15 127 (3.50%) Digital Analyst
16 125 (3.44%) Business IT Analyst
17 124 (3.42%) IT Business Analyst
17 124 (3.42%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (2.81%) .NET
2 92 (2.53%) XML
3 79 (2.18%) Web Services
4 76 (2.09%) HTML
5 37 (1.02%) CSS
6 31 (0.85%) HTML5
7 29 (0.80%) Middleware
8 27 (0.74%) AngularJS
9 26 (0.72%) ASP.NET
10 25 (0.69%) COM
11 22 (0.61%) jQuery
12 20 (0.55%) .NET Framework
13 17 (0.47%) SOAP
13 17 (0.47%) Spring
14 15 (0.41%) FpML
14 15 (0.41%) REST
15 14 (0.39%) Entity Framework
16 13 (0.36%) FIX Protocol
16 13 (0.36%) FIXML
17 12 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 523 (14.40%) Analytical Skills
2 189 (5.21%) Management Information System
3 107 (2.95%) User Experience
4 91 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 70 (1.93%) Derivative
6 62 (1.71%) Fixed Income
7 55 (1.51%) Computer Science
7 55 (1.51%) Equities
8 50 (1.38%) NHS
9 48 (1.32%) Credit Risk
10 45 (1.24%) Data Centre
11 43 (1.18%) Data Structures
11 43 (1.18%) Visualisation
12 36 (0.99%) Reference Data
13 29 (0.80%) Market Risk
14 28 (0.77%) Mobile App
15 27 (0.74%) Data Integration
16 26 (0.72%) PMI
17 20 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
18 18 (0.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 110 (3.03%) Windows
2 71 (1.96%) Unix
3 38 (1.05%) Linux
4 11 (0.30%) Android
5 9 (0.25%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.22%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.19%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.14%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.11%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.083%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.083%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.055%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.028%) AIX
12 1 (0.028%) Solaris
12 1 (0.028%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.028%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 928 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
2 757 (20.85%) Stakeholder Management
3 676 (18.62%) Project Management
4 308 (8.48%) Use Case
5 302 (8.32%) Change Management
6 297 (8.18%) PRINCE2
7 290 (7.99%) Business Intelligence
8 261 (7.19%) User Acceptance Testing
9 253 (6.97%) Scrum
10 251 (6.91%) Data Analysis
11 250 (6.89%) SDLC
12 248 (6.83%) User Stories
13 245 (6.75%) Waterfall
14 224 (6.17%) UML
15 216 (5.95%) Migration
16 212 (5.84%) Data Modelling
17 202 (5.56%) CRM
18 171 (4.71%) ITIL
19 154 (4.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 149 (4.10%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 425 (11.70%) SQL
2 127 (3.50%) Java
3 102 (2.81%) C#
4 73 (2.01%) JavaScript
5 54 (1.49%) PL/SQL
6 42 (1.16%) Python
7 33 (0.91%) VBA
8 32 (0.88%) T-SQL
9 31 (0.85%) Shell Script
10 25 (0.69%) C
11 21 (0.58%) VB
12 20 (0.55%) Bash Shell
13 14 (0.39%) C++
13 14 (0.39%) PHP
14 13 (0.36%) PowerShell
15 11 (0.30%) Scala
16 10 (0.28%) Ruby
17 9 (0.25%) Apex Code
18 7 (0.19%) ABAP
18 7 (0.19%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 253 (6.97%) Degree
2 233 (6.42%) ISEB
3 162 (4.46%) Security Cleared
4 92 (2.53%) SC Cleared
5 54 (1.49%) PMI Certification
6 49 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 44 (1.21%) DV Cleared
8 39 (1.07%) PMP
9 32 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
10 30 (0.83%) CBAP
11 28 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 27 (0.74%) IIBA
13 25 (0.69%) ACCA
13 25 (0.69%) CIMA
14 16 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
15 12 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 10 (0.28%) ISTQB
16 10 (0.28%) Six Sigma Black Belt
17 7 (0.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
18 5 (0.14%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (3.11%) QA
2 77 (2.12%) Data Quality
3 52 (1.43%) MiFID
4 33 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
5 31 (0.85%) FATCA
6 24 (0.66%) Solvency II
7 20 (0.55%) EMIR
8 19 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
8 19 (0.52%) SLA
9 14 (0.39%) UCITS
10 13 (0.36%) AIFMD
11 10 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 8 (0.22%) Basel II
12 8 (0.22%) Basel III
12 8 (0.22%) COBIT
12 8 (0.22%) CRD IV
13 6 (0.17%) GAAP
13 6 (0.17%) ISO 9000
14 5 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (0.11%) COREP
System Software
1 47 (1.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.055%) Docker
2 2 (0.055%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.055%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (0.055%) UAG
2 2 (0.055%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.028%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.028%) Samba
3 1 (0.028%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.028%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.028%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
1 27 (0.74%) Puppet
2 13 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.14%) AirWatch
3 5 (0.14%) Control-M
4 4 (0.11%) Oracle EDQ
5 3 (0.083%) SCCM
6 2 (0.055%) Ansible
6 2 (0.055%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.055%) Nagios
7 1 (0.028%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.028%) MOM
7 1 (0.028%) OPNET
Vendors
1 287 (7.90%) Microsoft
2 241 (6.64%) Oracle
3 191 (5.26%) SAP
4 76 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
5 51 (1.40%) ServiceNow
6 45 (1.24%) Pega
7 41 (1.13%) Tableau
8 39 (1.07%) IBM
9 28 (0.77%) Informatica
10 23 (0.63%) Avaloq
10 23 (0.63%) Cognos
10 23 (0.63%) HP
10 23 (0.63%) Sitecore
11 22 (0.61%) Remedy
12 21 (0.58%) Adobe
12 21 (0.58%) Murex
13 20 (0.55%) Hyperion
14 18 (0.50%) FNZ
14 18 (0.50%) Infor
15 17 (0.47%) SaltStack
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Oscar
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City, London
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